2019-2020 Water Education Program  

Important Points for Teachers

  • Los Vaqueros Watershed Field Trips and Water Treatment Plant Tours are scheduled by lottery, due to the popularity of the programs. We do our best to accommodate requests, however, we cannot guarantee that every request will be fulfilled.
  • Classroom Programs and Assemblies are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • See below for FAQs and request forms.

How to request our programs, field trips, and tours

The registration process is set up to manage one contact person representing each grade level at each school. To request a field trip or classroom program, please coordinate with your fellow grade-level teachers to choose one contact person to represent the classes at your grade level at your school. Your contact person can then request field trips or programs for all of the classes he/she is representing. For example, if your school has five 4th grade classes, select one 4th grade teacher to be the main point of contact for all five classes.

Classroom Program

Classroom Program Request Form

Discover basic water concepts. All classes cover grade appropriate and NGSS-compliant information on water sources, treating water for health and safety, and source protection and conservation. In addition, individual grade levels address:

  • 3rd Grade: Properties of water (60 minutes)
  • 4th Grade: California water history (90 minutes)
  • 5th Grade: Water cycle and drinking water treatment (75 minutes)

Classes include short videos, discussion and hands-on activities.

Classroom Program WEP

Los Vaqueros Watershed Field Trip 

The field trip request form for the lottery for the 2019-2020 Water Education Program is closed. 

Visit Los Vaqueros Watershed for a day of exploration. Learn about water source geography, the community’s water supply, watershed protection, habitats, biodiversity, local history and Native American culture. Includes encounters with local animal species and hands-on activities. Recommended in conjunction with the classroom presentation (see below). This field trip is available for 3rd and 4th grade students (4 hours).

Los Vaqueros Field Trip WEP

Water Treatment Plant Tour 

The tour request form for the lottery for the 2019-2020 Water Education Program is closed.

Tour one of our two water treatment plants in Concord or Oakley. Learn about the different materials and organisms that occur in untreated water and how water is treated to become fit to drink. Follow the steps through the treatment plant and learn about the pipeline system that delivers water throughout the community. Recommended in conjunction with the classroom presentation (see below). This tour is available for 5th grade students (90 minutes).

Water Treatment Plant Tour WEP